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Solicitor-General appeals sentence given to mum who kept daughter as sex slave | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
The Solicitor-General is appealing the sentence given to an Auckland mum who kept her teen daughter as a sex slave for nearly two years, and is seeking harsher terms.Kasmeer Lata, 36, was jailed for six years and 11 months by Justice...
Far North man on drugs and firearms charges granted bail | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
A Far North man charged with drug and firearms offences has been granted bail.The man, in his 50s was remanded on bail, without plea, on conditions including a residential clause and a 7pm-7am curfew, when he appeared before Judge...
Cannons Creek School disappointed voluntary donations not scrapped in Budget | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Cannons Creek School principal Ruth O'Neill says she's disappointed the Government did not scrap voluntary school donations in last week's Budget.Her school, north of Wellington, is decile 1A, the poorest decile. It doesn't ask...
Mental Health Foundation slams Act leader David Seymour's letter to Epsom residents | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
David Seymour's letter to Epsom residents about an impending Housing New Zealand (HNZ) development has been slammed by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) which say the letter stigmatises mental health. However, a resident of the...
Ardern rules out welfare for Kiwi teens in Australia | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has ruled out New Zealand providing help to Kiwi teenagers living rough in Australia after authorities there denied them welfare assistance."At the moment there's no country in the world that funds...
National puts heat on NZ First over likely repeal of 'three strikes' law | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
The "three-strikes" law is likely to be scrapped as part of a major overhaul of the criminal justice system and National is calling on NZ First to stick to its principles and keep the controversial law in place.Justice Minister...
Marvellous May: Why many spots have seen record warmth | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Many places across New Zealand have enjoyed their warmest May on the books, as a climatic tussle continues across the equatorial Pacific.But meteorologists say the balmier-than-usual month may be about to take a chilly turn, as...
Govt wants state houses to be available to bailed offenders | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
The Government will introduce major reforms of the criminal justice system in September, Minister of Justice Andrew Little said today.The changes will follow a high-level summit in August at which Government officials and local...
Government not budging on fuel tax hikes as prices soar | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Fuel prices have soared to new highs but the Government is showing no enthusiasm for surrendering its cut by reducing fuel taxes or putting off the introduction of higher taxes.National Party leader Simon Bridges said fuel prices...
Defence minister Ron Mark 'very disappointed' NZDF made errors while trying to explain errors on NZSAS raid | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
NZDF has received an upgrade - its minister has gone from being "disappointed" to being "very disappointed" over release of information about the NZSAS raid in Afghanistan in 2010, soon to be examined by a Government inquiry.Defence...
Markle fell in love with New Zealand before she met Harry | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to head to New Zealand later this year, but the Duchess of Sussex already fell in love with the country well before she met her prince.Markle hired a campervan, on the advice of fellow...
Auckland cyclist breaks hip in alleged road-rage incident in Takapuna | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
A week after returning to full-time work after breaking his hip in a suspected road-rage incident, an Auckland man is speaking out about it. Mark Allemann, 45, was riding his bike to work at Smales Farm on Auckland's North Shore...
Severe weather: Thunderstorms, small tornadoes, headed for Auckland, west of North Island | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Severe thunderstorms could strike western areas of the North Island, including Auckland, tonight bringing heavy rain, hail, winds over 110km/h and even small tornadoes. A front in the Tasman Sea is expected to move across central...
Decision on whether to keep culling M. bovis infected cattle will be made on Monday | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
The Cabinet will decide on Monday whether to keep trying to eradicate the cattle disease Mycobacterium bovis or move to containment.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor and Ministry for Primary Industries...
Vexed by a windscreen washer at 3.30am: 'At that time, who bloody wants their windows washed?' | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
A Manurewa woman is fed up with window washers after a man forcibly tried to clean her windscreen at 3.30am.Vikashni Prasad‎ was on her way to work yesterday morning when she was confronted by a window washer at the intersection...
MetService warns of thunderstorms and tornadoes in North Island and Marlborough | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Damaging winds, lightning, rainfall and even tornadoes could hit the North Island tonight and MetService has put several areas around the Auckland and Marlborough regions under a severe thunderstorm warning. Meanwhile the South...
Record petrol prices: How to save money on fuel | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
With petrol prices hitting a record high of $2.30 a litre for 91 octane fuel today, many motorists may be wondering how to cut down on filling up the tank. 1. Make sure your tyres are pumped correctly. Barack Obama was mocked...
Doctor asked to measure indecent assault accused's penis with a ruler | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
The GP of a Kāpiti councillor standing trial for indecent assault has been asked to measure the length of the accused's penis with a wooden ruler. David Scott has pleaded not guilty to the single charge. His trial is entering...
Phil Goff being investigated by Ombudsman's office over stadium report | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is being investigated by the Ombudsman for refusing to give councillors a full copy of a stadium report they can only see under guard by his mayoral staff.Councillor Cathy Casey said the Ombudsman's office...
Taranaki deaf student awarded $5000 scholarship towards her studies | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Setting up a deaf support group in her community is just one of the achievements that put Madison Davy ahead of the line for a $5000 scholarship to fund her studies. The 18-year-old Taranaki student was born deaf and has relied...
Record high prices could backfire on petrol companies, says Consumer NZ | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Consumer New Zealand says record high petrol prices could backfire on fuel companies if nothing is done to bring them down.Meanwhile the Automobile Association (AA) is urging the Government to cut ten cents of tax off the price...
Watch Video: Local iwi descend upon Hastings District Council building | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
A walk for supporters of the controversial Te Mata Peak track will be held on Saturday, but organisers claim it is not a counter-protest. Te Mata Peak People's Track Society chairman George Williams said the walk, scheduled for...
Burglar caught on camera inside Rotorua homestay pleads guilty | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
A man caught on camera breaking into a Rotorua homestay has pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary.Raniera Kiriwera, 27, from Auckland, appeared in the Rotorua District Court this morning and admitted one charge of breaking into...
Antarctica could help unlock mysteries of universe, Nasa scientist Zaheer Ali says | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Scientific forays into the frosted wilds of Antarctica could unlock further mysteries of the universe and help put a man on Mars, with post-quake Christchurch uniquely situated as an ice and space base, a visiting Nasa scientist said...
Blaze guts Glenholme house in Rotorua | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
A blaze has ripped through a Glenholme house tonight.At least three fire trucks were at the address in Rimu St and the street was cordoned off. Fire and Emergency New Zealand shift manager Paul Radden said FENZ had multiple calls...
Snow and flooding hit the South as storms move up the country | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
The Milford Road is closed and a car is stuck on the Crown Range Road due to heavy snow this afternoon.The Queenstown Lakes District Council said the car was stuck near the summit lookout and this was causing further delays to traffic....
Spiritual medium Craig Wright on trial for indecent assault | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
A spiritual medium accused of indecently assaulting a 17-year-old during a ritual cleansing was trying to remove "an attachment" from the male, a court has heard. Hastings man Craig Wright, 35, is standing trial in the Napier District...
Food, data focus of $60m Singapore collaboration | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Data and the future of food as we know it are the focus of a major collaboration with Singaporean scientists that's been given a near-$60m boost by the Government.This month's Budget included a $57m spend on a new "enhanced partnership"...
Study to see if caffeine prevents disability in premature babies | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Could caffeine given from birth help prevent developmental impairment in babies?University of Auckland senior lecturer in Paediatrics Dr Jane Alsweile hopes to answer that question with a clinical trail after being awarded a Feasability...
Auckland stripper talks about the many fines she's copped | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
When asked what she's been fined for while working as a stripper, Brooke West responds with a laugh and a rhetorical question: "What haven't I have been fined for?"The 26-year-old has been working in the industry for the past decade...
Twelve-year-old musician General Fiyah up for major music awards | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
One of New Zealand's youngest talents is back in the limelight with another hit single and three nominations at the upcoming Pacific Music Awards.Twelve-year-old Lotima Nicholas Pome'e, aka General Fiyah, co-wrote and was lead singer...
Police fear for missing Christchurch man | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Police have fears for the safety of an 81-year-old Christchurch man who went missing in Hoon Hay this morning.Pusi Lealaisalanoa went for a walk in the Hoon Hay area of Christchurch this morning and has not returned.Police were...
'I'd do it even if they didn't pay me' - top student embalmer | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
It's not the first career choice of most. But embalmer Elise Wolfgram loves working in the industry.The 27-year-old Dunedin woman, who has worked at Gillions Funeral Services for several years already, has cleaned up the premier...
Petrol prices around NZ: How does your town shape up? | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Are you paying more than $2 a litre for 91 octane petrol at your local station? How do prices at your pump compare to other stations up and down the country?On the day petrol prices climbed to new heights in New Zealand the Herald...
'Item of concern' at Courier Post depot in Wellington empty mortar shells | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Empty mortar shells sparked a police operation at the Courier Post depot in Wellington this afternoon.Police were called to the scene on Kaiwharawhara Rd after an "item of concern" was found at the depot, a spokeswoman said."It...
Critic magazine with 'challenging cover' taken off stands at Otago Uni campus | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
CCTV footage from cameras around the University of Otago is being scrutinised after 2000 copies of student magazine Critic Te Arohi were apparently taken from stands around the campus on Monday night.The cover of this week's Critic...
Scientists seeking lost quake devices loaned from Japan | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Scientists say they've lost track of three quake-detecting devices that were on loan from Japan - and want to hear from anyone who spots them.The three ocean-bottom instruments that have been recording seismic waves from earthquakes...
Our Auckland | May 22, 2018
Penny Pirrit, Director Regulatory Services In an opinion piece in the NZ Herald last week, estate...
Our Auckland | May 22, 2018
Ports of Auckland has been voted 'Best Seaport in Oceania' at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards, for the third consecutive year. Ports of Auckland was the only New Zealand finalist, competing against the ports of Brisbane,...
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
An Auckland private school is the latest school to be hit by whooping cough as the outbreak continues with more than 1400 cases reported across the country this year - more than double the number reported in the first six months of...
Our Auckland | May 22, 2018
A beloved children's play boat in Beach Haven is now getting a second shot at life thanks to funding from Kaipatiki Local Board last week. Last year, the boat, known as ‘Frank Larking's Boat’, was deemed too dangerous for continued use as a floating...
Our Auckland | May 22, 2018
Almost 400 people visited the newly refurbished Mt Albert town centre at its official opening on Saturday 19 May to enjoy a vibrant atmosphere and the unique character of one of Auckland's oldest suburbs. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Auckland Mayor...
Our Auckland | May 22, 2018
Auckland Transport is adding smart studs to Quay Street to tell drivers when bike riders are approaching the Queen's Wharf section of the separated cycleway. The smart studs, which will be installed on the road surface approaching Queen's Wharf, will...
NZ Herald News | May 22, 2018
Kāpiti's restored Whareroa Farm 'Kiwi Caravan' now features a stunning large scale mural around it.Reflecting the landscape, the mural comprises Kāpiti Island, Tararua Ranges, native flora and fauna and is designed to...
Our Auckland | May 22, 2018
Auckland Transport (AT) is proposing to make Freyberg Place a pedestrian mall that can only be used by pedestrians and people on bicycles. No vehicles will be allowed to drive into or park on Freyberg Place, with the exception of: emergency service...
Woman, 46, arrested over smashed graves in Hawke's Bay | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 21, 2018
Police have arrested a 46-year-old woman after headstones were damaged at an urupā in Raupunga.A police spokesperson said they were not looking for anyone else in relation to the incident in northern Hawke's Bay, near Wairoa.They...
Rotorua man charged over wheelie incident on Auckland Harbour Bridge | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 21, 2018
A Rotorua man has been charged for allegedly popping a wheelie across the entire length of the Auckland Harbour Bridge.Rotorua police have summonsed the 27-year-old man to appear in the Auckland District Court on on a charge of...
Whanganui man finds royal connection in mother's letters | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 21, 2018
When Trevor "Dood" Williams' mother Lucy Prior died he didn't think much of some papers he inherited. Until he read through them and started to connect the dots."It's my mother's writing - she's written it down," Williams said.The...
Penny Pirrit: Consent process far from being gravy train | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 21, 2018
In last Tuesday's Herald , estate agency manager Paul Lochore criticised the Auckland Council's alleged inefficiencies and costs of building and resource consents.He said it takes two years on average for it to process a building...
PM Jacinda Ardern scolds Minister Phil Twyford for calling Treasury analysts 'kids' | NZ Herald News
NZ Herald News | May 21, 2018
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has sent Housing Minister Phil Twyford to the naughty corner for his dismissal of Treasury officials as "kids fresh out of university" and "disconnected from reality".Last week, Twyford questioned Treasury's...